Bug 23890 - When logging in /etc/profile and ~/.bash_profile are not being read to set the PATH
Summary: When logging in /etc/profile and ~/.bash_profile are not being read to set th...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18225
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-01-12 16:12 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-13 04:07:07 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-01-12 16:12:14 UTC
I have noticed this bug when using RedHat Linux 7.0 and logging in
graphically into KDE.

When looging into a virtual console(Ctrl + Alt +F1) and typing env, the
PATH that is listed matches the PATH statements whats in the /etc/profile
and ~/.bash_profile.

However, when logging in graphically, and using KDE(I haven't tested this
in GNOME), and dropping to a konsole, or terminal emulation, and typing
env, the PATH that is listed doesn't match what is in the /etc/profile and
~/.bash_profile. That is, the PATH that was listed by typing env, did not
contain the entries that were in /etc/prfofile and ~/.bash_profile and
there were extra entries listed that weren't even listed in these file or
the vitual console.

This is the exact PATH statement that is listed when I login into a vitual
console(Ctrl + Alt + F1) and type in env:

These are the PATHs I see when in a GUI:
IN KDE, start various terminals and type env:
<==> xterm
<==> by right-clicking on the desktop, then clicking "Execute command" and
typing in: konsole %i %mi -caption "%c"
<==> clicking on the Terminal Emulation button on the kpanel, now in that
same terminal after typing env, type bashm then type env and the path it
gives you is:

And these are what I actually have as a PATH statement in these two files:


So I'd like to point out that these PATH statements are being used in the
GUI, also that some extra paths that don't appear in these 2 files or in
the vitual console appear in the GUI such as /opt/kde2/bin and

P.S. about the component field. I didn't really know what this bug would
belong to, In the Component Test box I typed in: 
Either KDE, RedHat Linux, Konsole, or X
but It didn't like this.

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-01-13 04:07:04 UTC

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-15 21:28:31 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18225 ***

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